Hot water is like gold on a really wet and cold winter. It is so precious that you never want to run out of it, especially on those crucial times. How do you guarantee that you never run out of hot water?
You need to make sure this one household appliance is in good condition: the boiler.
Unfortunately, like most appliances, your boiler is not going to perform forever. At some point, you will need to replace it with a new one. A new boiler will mean limitless hot water delivered to multiple taps. And, of course, a comfortable and rather toasty winter.
Here are signs that indicate you need a new boiler installed by a plumber. Melbourne residents will need a professional for the job because the right replacement and installation will improve efficiencies as well as guarantee comfort.
- You’re hearing unusual sounds — and your kids are not even on the video gaming console.
Strange noise is a good first clue that tells you a new boiler is in order. Your existing boiler may have deposits inside it causing pockets of water and rapid heat build-up, which then create such odd popping or knocking sounds. Now when water from the tank re-enters this system, you will hear even more unusual sounds.
- You see a puddle of water at the base of the boiler.
A leak is a definitive sign of bad things. A leaky tap is annoying. A leaky pipe may signal blocked systems. And water leaking from your boiler means it needs serious attention.
A number of causes may lead to leaks such as cracks in the body, boiler pressure problems, loose joints, and damage to the boiler seals. Whatever the cause, it may mean replacement.
- Your energy bills continue to increase, as though you were living with 10 other people.
No one likes to pay for utilities beyond the budget. When your energy bills arrive and you feel like you’re about to have your first heart attack, then something is seriously wrong with your boiler. Boilers can account for a significant portion of your bill.
Replacing an old and poorly running one will allow you to cut heating costs.
- Water temperature goes from hot and then to cold, while the tap is on.
Finally, when the water temperature makes that kind of switch, you do need a new boiler installed.
Don’t let these signs go unnoticed. Listen. Pay attention. And call a Melbourne plumber to put a new boiler in place.